Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Yes, it's been torture!

This is a true story.

See the picture above? Well, that is my left foot. I am pointing to the spot on my foot that has been torturing me for a couple of days.
The other night, I awoke in agonizing pain. My foot was cramping in the very spot where my finger is pointing.
Have you ever looked at a body part when it is cramping? It is quite amazing. I couldn't help but notice all of the veins in that little muscular spot on my foot were bulging at least 2-3 times their normal size.
I must have been crying in pain for at least 30 minutes. After a lot of massaging and tears, it finally calmed down, but I didn't sleep too well after that.
Ever since then, it has been bothering me, almost as if it is bruised. It still feels like it is on the verge of cramping. Just waiting there to pounce upon me like a kitten chasing a laser light.
Have you ever watched a kitten chase a laser light?
Well anyway, I seem to have messed up my sleep pattern now.
Once I did get to sleep, I slept late the next morning, which caused me to not want to go to bed on time Sunday night, which caused me to want to sleep at my desk on Monday.
Have you ever been so tired at work, you would give just about anything to close your lids (which by the way feel like they weigh 10 lbs. each) and lie your head down and sleep. Right there at your desk, in the middle of the day?
Well, that was me.
So hopefully, I can get back on my sleep track.
But more importantly, I pray that the cramp does not make a surprise attack again.

ZZzzzzzzZZZZzzzzzzZzzzzz

49 comments:

Henri Banks said...

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Lee Ann said...

Henri ~ Wow, that is wild! haha

Osbasso said...

Sorry to hear that's still bothering you. My offer still stands!

Saur♥Kraut said...

Hi honey. Sounds like you are experiencing a common potassium deficiency. Eat a banana (what girl can resist them?) and you'll be fine. ;o)

The Husband said...

i've never heard of a foot cramp. hope you are feeling better. if not let me know and i'll give you a massage (clothing optional)

Polyman2 said...

I get calf cramps mostly when I work my legs too hard. Nothing like that morning stretch and WHAM!
it hits- Ah! Ah! Oh! Oh! Ooh! Ooh!
Did you ever get a toe cramp? Those are fun.

angel, jr. said...

I have foot cramps. They are excruciating.

AndyW said...

I get a cramp every once in a while in my calf. It hurts like a son of a bitch!

hotboy said...

I fell asleep sitting up quite a lot last week! Cramp is really an attack! Then you wait for it to attack again. Most unsettling. Hope it's gone for good! Hotboy

Booty J Patrol said...

Try drinking a glass of Tonic water each day (like the stuff you make a Gin and Tonic with). It has stuff in it that should prevent your muscle cramps.

truckdriver_sefl said...

wow Lee Ann that hurts just to think about I hope its better today:-}

Foto Man said...

i am glad , its just a cramp . not a crap !

twolf1920 said...

I would SO give you a foot massage..But Marsalis Wallace would throw me off a 5 story building I bet!

Phats said...

Sorry Lee Ann! I hope it's better
I have heard of foot cramps, charlie horses I have gotten them after long 3 hr tennis matches. You're suppose to point your foot towards the ceiling trust me it will help. Or eat a ton of bananas :) haha

Shannon said...

Ummm I have had menstrual cramps that bad before but never anything eles. Have you gone to the doctor? Maybe you should ... or take vitamins and drink lots of water...

And yes, I have been that tired, I was out all night, with no sleep and had to drive 2 hours home, I actually pulled over on the side of the road and slept for 20 minutes, made a world of difference..(Not safe but either is driving that way)

Hope you are well now =)

jiggs said...

hope you feel and sleep better lee ann!

BuccoTom said...

Poor baby. So sorry to hear that. I have been so sick at the radio station that all I could do was lay my head down while the song was playing, conserve my energy so I could sound alive during the (very short) breaks. Hope it gets better and how is that other thing we were talking about? Holla.

Lee Ann said...

Os ~ You are a doll! Thank you so much.

Saur ~ Yes, bananas are good ;) I will try that with more fluids. Thanks!

Carl ~ Well, I used to get calf and toe cramps, and sometimes one in my gluteus maximus (can't tell you how I get those!), but once I started working out on the treadmill, I was introduced to the foot cramp. They all hurt...bad! Now, that sounds like a plan, what time will you be here....robes are on the back of the door!

Lee Ann said...

Poly ~ I know, I used to get the calf cramps all the time when I was on the swim team. Yes, I get the toe cramps too. YUCK!

Angel ~ Oh, I see you understand.

Andy ~ Oh, I have gotten the calf cramps...those hurt so much too!

Lee Ann said...

Hotboy ~ That is exactly right! Thank you Hotboy.

Booty ~ Hey Booty, I like it when you visit me! I will have to try that, thanks.

Trucker ~ Thank you so much.

Lee Ann said...

Foto ~ Haha, me too!

T ~ Thank you T. Oh, certainly wouldn't want that to happen to you!

Phats ~ Thank you Phats. I usually get the foot cramps after working out and maybe not enough fluids!
Sometimes it seems like nothing will work to get rid of them :(

Lee Ann said...

Shannon ~ Thank you. I know about those "other" kinds of cramps...blech!
I know, sometimes a brief nap can make the difference. Glad you pulled over!

Jiggs ~ Thank you Jiggsy, I heart you!

Lee Ann said...

TG ~ Yeah, that sleepy thing where you feel sick is just plain awful.
Other....better, thanks sweetie!

jamwall said...

i'm tha foot fuckin' MASTER!

got my technique down and everything!

ticharu said...

Yup, I had a freaky cramp in my leg this morning, it's like syncronicity or sumpthin' you and me!

Lee Ann said...

Jams ~ Come show me cutie!

Tich ~ Yeah, wow....what's up with that?

Fame said...

Sorry you have a boo boo, it sounds like you need retail therapy. That's my advice! LOL..

Lee Ann said...

Fame ~ Thank you. Now that is a great idea. Shopping usually does make me feel better. Wish you were here, we could shop together.

Menzies Milngavie III said...

I say!

So sorry to hear about your ankle. Have you been playing cricket, by any chance. That's a common injury to RFs (right-arm fast bowlers).

As for booty j patrol's advice - its sound. Even better if you add some gin.

MM III

Cherry! said...

Cramps suck! I get them in the arch of my feet. But why do they always come in the middle of the night?!?!?!

Fred said...

Are you all better now?

Bathroom Hippo said...


Don't foot cramps mean you're still growing? I stopped getting cramps a year ago...I've stopped =(

But not where it counts! =P

Ellen said...

Oh so sorry to hear about your foot cramp. I've had those toe cramps, but never a foot cramp. Perhaps you can ask someone at your gym if you need to do something different in your routine in order not to bring along the cramp?
Hope it goes away soon!

As for the nap issue.... love them! Siestas are the only way to make it through the day!

robmcj said...

Sorry to hear you're in pain, lee Ann. That's almost an HNTuesday picture.

I used to use a laser through the window to get the dog to run around the garden at night while I stayed indoors.

That feeling, the desire to sleep at work. Long ago when I worked in a big open-plan office, I sometimes gave in to it. Delicious! Until the boss sent round a memo about sleeping on the job.

BTW, re your tip about using moist heat - I tried a very hot bath with my neck submerged - wonderful effect!

twolf1920 said...

Hope you feel better hun!

C said...

I have had cramps like that before. Potassium. Get some. Anyway I had a cramp on face one time or it may have just been some muscle twitch but no matter what I did - it would not go away for likek the whole day and I could see it. I kept thinking I hope no one notices.

Becky said...

My foot cramps up at night sometimes too, except it's the arch that bugs me. I find the best thing to do is not touch it all at and try to relax it.... When you let it tense up and stay tense it just keeps hurting.

WDKY said...

I hate cramp... I get it in one of my toes sometimes - can you believe that?

Anyway, haven't you got all that wierd over-the-counter drugstore shit over there? Or pop over and I'll... errr... rub it for you x

truckdriver_sefl said...

I am just checking on you hope you are ok!

Lee Ann said...

Menzies ~ Thank you MMIII. Oh, maybe I am cut out to be a RFs. Gin is not one of my favorites, would a little Rum work as well?

Cherry ~ Ouch! I guess, because we are totally relaxed and it wants to be fully noticed! ;)

Fred ~ Getting there, thanks.

Lee Ann said...

Hippo ~ Oh, I am so glad to hear that Hippo! I thought that about you!

Ellen ~ Thank you Ellen. Remember as a child how we would fight taking a nap? Oh, to have those days again!

Rob ~ Yes, you are right, it is almost a HNTuesday picture! Oh, I would love to see the dog run around the garden. I laugh at my girl cat. She is not normally very active, but will chase a laser in circles...haha
Yes, I did that once, and a co-worker came by and asked me if I was sleeping, and I replied "Well, I was trying to!!!"
Glad the moist heat helped some. The more you repeat that, eventually the pain will fade away. I hope it is better now.

Lee Ann said...

T ~ Thank you so much.

C ~ OOOOOH! I have never had a cramp in my face, that would be bad!

Becky ~ I know, that is sometimes impossible. Sometimes, I can get it relaxed, then the other foot gets attacked. :(

Lee Ann said...

wdky ~ Oh, I get them in my toes sometimes, I hate that. I would rather pop over there..... ;)

Trucker ~ Hey! Thank you, I am working on it! ;)

Tumbleweed said...

Yes to all of those questions....which in turn helps me feel your pain! Sorry....love ya!

Lee Ann said...

Tumble ~ Thanks, love ya too!

MyUtopia said...

Yeah it can hurt for awhile after a foot cramp. Next time take a spoonfull of mustard or a calcium magnesium tablet. Also try and turn your foot the oposite direction to pull the cramp down.

Lee Ann said...

Myutopia ~ Thanks, I will remember that for the next time!
I just know there will be a next time! ;)

honkeie2 said...

I had a crap in my hamstring last week that was soo bad it woke me from my sleep and was sore for 2 days.
And if I get really tired at work I have been know to take a nap in my car.

Lee Ann said...

honkeie ~ I am sorry, I feel your pain!